Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Who we are

Since its start in 1996, the singular goal of HIGN has been to shape the quality of healthcare of older adults. The commitment to this goal, exhibited by the dedicated HIGN leadership, staff and affiliate organizations, has made HIGN a globally recognized geriatric presence. HIGN is the geriatric arm of the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, and has become, over the years, a beacon for all those who wish to advance geriatric care through nursing leadership and interprofessional team care.


To advance age-sensitive and equitable healthcare for all older adults.


As people age, they have access to age-sensitive healthcare that values their individuality and empowers them to make informed decisions about their health. Older adults, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals have the resources they need to mitigate the impact of chronic disease and social determinants of health. Everyone involved in the care of older adults understands and respects the unique needs of that population.